Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cleared the appointment of career diplomat Aizaz Chaudhry, one of the key officials who handled the fallout of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, as Pakistan's new Foreign Secretary.
Chaudhry, a moderate known for his strong conviction, earlier served as Foreign Office spokesman and Additional Foreign Secretary.
He was Director General (South Asia) at the Foreign Office at the time of the Mumbai attacks and frequently interacted with Indian diplomats when bilateral ties went into a tailspin after the terrorist assault on the financial hub. ...
... He has also held diplomatic positions in Cairo, Doha, Tehran, Washington and New York. He has a master's degree in international relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts and a master's degree in political science from Punjab University.
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